History of Khalif Bin Khayyat


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Hardcover, small quarto [10″ tall] bound in blue cloth and retaining original blue and white publisher’s dust-jacket. Foreign Publication, text entirely in Arabic. 630 pages. Edited by Akram Adiyar Al-Omari. Includes several indices: Attribution Index; Index of Flags, Tribes and Groups; Index of Places; Topic Index. Second edition. Abu Amr Khalifa ibn Khayyat al Laythi al Usfuri was a ninth-century historian, born in what is present day Iraq. His “tarikh” is one of his two surviving works, valuable as one the earliest extant Arab histories and as the oldest surviving Hawalli history. It covers the history of the Umayyad Dynasty [660-750], which often appears in its published title. Front end-paper shows reference number stamped on top recto and small stamp from the Library of Congress “Public Law 480 Program” on verso. No other previous ownership marks. Book is clean, tight and unmarked. Dust-jacket shows mild age wear and rubbing but is complete with no tears, chips and loss. Very good in a near very good dust-jacket. Scarce. Text in Arabic. Please see our scans of title page or request additional scans if needed.

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Weight 3.25 lbs
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Khalif Bin Khayyat


Baghdad University

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Baghdad / Damascus


4to – over 9¾ – 12" tall

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